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16:20 Taunton

Kenmark Natural Building Materials Novices' Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 3f 110y
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £6,250 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 12.50s
  • Off Time: 16:20:22
  • 11 Ran
1
Silk - Red, Dark Blue triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, White cap
  • Form 3-0773
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 100

mid-division, headway 4th, led 7th, clear last, comfortably

2
Silk - Emerald green, maroon stars, emerald green sleeves
  • Form 758
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 95

mid-division, headway after 5th, every chance after 3 out, weakened before next

3
Silk - Dark Blue, White chevron, White sleeves, Dark Blue armlets, White cap
  • Form 04295-7
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 95

led until 2nd, chased leaders until weakened 3 out

4
Silk - Black, White hoop, Black sleeves, White stars
7/2
  • Form 758-033
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 95

always towards rear, tailed off

5
Silk - Orange, Black spots
11/2
  • Form 903144
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 95

held up towards rear, headway 7th, ridden after 3 out, weakened next

7
Silk - Emerald Green, Dark Blue and Emerald Green halved sleeves, Red cap
  • Form 1-769
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 93

keen, with leader, led 6th until next, hit 3 out, soon weakened

8
Silk - Purple, Pink star, Purple sleeves, Pink spots, Purple cap, Pink star
10/1
  • Form 4/5946
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 93

keen, led 2nd until 6th, weakened approaching 3 out

9
Silk - Yellow, White and Yellow chevrons on sleeves
  • Form 26P897
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 89

raced wide, mid-division, weakened after 3 out

10
Silk - Royal Blue, Chocolate and Red hoops, White cap

Owlsley

42
33/1
  • Form 08-900
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 88

held up behind, headway after 3 out, weakened next

11
Silk - Royal Blue, White stars, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White stars
20/1
  • Form 57-6698
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-11
  • Official Rating 85

chased leaders, hit 5th, struggling, lost place 7th, hit 3 out, plugged on from next, went modest 4th flat

12
Silk - Red, Royal Blue cross belts, diabolo on sleeves, Royal Blue cap
16/1
  • Form 290
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-2
  • Official Rating 85

held up towards rear, headway 7th, every chance after 3 out, soon ridden, held when hit last

6
NR
  • Form 41122-P
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 94

Nonrunner

13
NR
  • Form PPP/P86
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 68

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

This looks wide open, with the shortlist comprised of Green Belt Elite, Divvys Dream and BOLLITREE BOB, with the last named our speculative selection. He was pulled up on debut for Jamie Snowden last time out, when returning to hurdling after chasing. This looks a decent opportunity to reclaim the form previously shown over the bigger fences, and he'll be suited by going around a right-handed track. Green Belt Elite is the highest rated here, and that from two third places from five outings, which says a lot about the ability on show. Divvy's Dream has a few pounds in hand, but again hasn't shown too much so far; any Evan Williams runner has to be respected though. We wouldn't be lumping on, but but happy to chance our luck with Bollitree Bob.

Formwatch

Green Belt Elite (FR) 2-1fav (10-7) Took keen hold in mid-division, hit 2nd, headway to chase leaders after 3 out, mistake 2 out, no extra, 3rd of 14, 8l behind Stance (10-4) at Sandown 2m cnd hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Feb.

Winchester Red 40-1 (11-0) Held up, effort after 8th, short lived, 8th of 13, 32l behind Kayf Aramis (10-11) at Chepstow 3m mdn hdl (5) hvy in Feb.

Fortification (USA) 14-1 (11-2) Mid-division, lost pace 4th, ridden 5th, one pace, 7th of 13, 33l behind Kristoffersen (11-5) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in May.

Divvys Dream 16-1 (11-9) Held up mid-division, soon tracking leaders, led approaching 2 out, ridden and headed approaching last, no extra, 3rd of 13, 10l behind Akram (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd in Jun.

Novarra (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Mid-division, blundered 4th, headway 6th, ridden when mistake 3 out, chasing leaders, one pace, 4th of 17, 10l behind Markila (11-11) at Ludlow 2m mrs hcp hdl (4) sft in Jan.

Ballymorn (IRE) 100-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, weakened when mistake 3 out, 9th of 13, well behind Karabak (11-12) at Ascot 2m 3f nh nov hdl (3) gs in Jan.

Silver Bank 12-1 (11-2) Took keen hold in mid-division, some headway approaching 2 out, never dangerous, 6th of 16, 19l behind Gainsborough's Art (10-4) at Huntingdon 2m nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Feb.

You Can of Course (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Led, hit 3 out, ridden and headed approaching 2 out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, well behind Shamari (11-10) at Wincanton 2m nov hdl (4) sft in Feb.

Owlsley 100-1 (11-4) Always in rear, 13th of 16, 39l behind Riverside Theatre (11-4) at Kempton 2m nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.

Cat Six (USA) 50-1 (10-9) Towards rear, headway 5th, weakened after next, 8th of 17, 15l behind Markila (11-11) at Ludlow 2m mrs hcp hdl (4) sft in Jan.

Anay Turge (FR) 250-1 (10-7) Prominent, joined leader approaching 6th, soon led, mistake and headed 7th, weakened 3 out, 12th of 14, well behind Chariot Charger (11-9) at Taunton 2m 3f nh nov hdl (3) gs in Jan.

Bollitree Bob 16-1 (10-13) Held up and pulled early, chased leader after 3rd, weakened 5th, behind when pulled up in race won by Deep Pockets (11-7) at Exeter 2m 5f amt hcp hdl 0-100 (4) sft in Dec, 17 ran.

Dawn At Sea 33-1 (10-2) Keen in rear, mistake 4th, never dangerous, 6th of 16, 43l behind Pearl (10-13) at Chepstow 2m mrs hcp hdl (5) hvy in Jan.